Poor Big Tex.
The affable, famous 52-foot State Fair of Texas mascot caught on fire at Fair Park in Dallas this morning. Take a look at the big fella before and after ...
Wearing size 70 boots and a 75-gallon hat, Big Tex had been an institution since 1952. Alas, he will not make it to see 61. But Tex will rise again!
The Mayor of Dallas has apparently promised to resurrect the mascot for 2013: "We'll rebuild him and make him better than ever for the 21st Century."